Some people get strep throat. Over and over again. Why? Can anything be done about it?
Everyone has streptococcus bacteria in their throat. Streptococci are so common in human mouths that they are considered normal flora. Humans have evolved to coexist so closely with many bacteria that we could not survive without them: in fact, the bacteria which live in our bodies outnumber our own cells!
Balance is key. Too few bacteria poses a real threat to your ability to survive, but too many bacteria can cause a life-threatening infection. Normally, streptococcus bacteria are too small to be seen with the naked eye, but when they grow into such numbers that white spots can be seen in your throat, there is a problem: those white spots are actually colonies of thousands and thousands of bacteria growing out of control.
To find out how your body brilliantly defends against the overgrowth of bacteria, and how chiropractic adjustments support your body's natural defenses, go to the chiropractic and strep throat page at Johnson Family Chiropractic.
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